We must carry out the works of Him who sent me as long as it is day; night is coming, when no one can work.
The Bible reveals that there is a certain end date to life on this planet as we know it now. (2 Peter 3:10 and Revelation 21:1) The Lord Jesus Christ will return to earth, not as the Savior as He has already done, but as the Lion of Judah who will Judge all people. Everything we know of living in this world now will be burned up and consumed as God creates a new Heaven and a new Earth. All people shall face the judgment of Jesus and we will either meet Him as our Savior who died for us and forgave us, or as the One we rejected to live by our own terms. On top of the certainty of this coming time, not one of us knows how long we have left to live before we die and meet God. What these truths demand of us is to make our life count now and work for the Lord now while we can do so. We have only this life to build God’s Kingdom, love God and people, and to gain eternal rewards. Now is the time of “light” where we can serve both God and people and really make a difference for our Lord. A time will come when this will be no longer available to us and we will give an account for all we’ve done or not done. How sobering this should be to each of us! What a waste of our precious life that Jesus died for if we spend it in the fruitless pastimes of unbelief, selfish desires, comparisons, envy of others, or apathy and inaction. Time is tick tocking by for us all each day; there is no stopping it or any do overs in life. Each day is a gift from God that can be used wastefully, or invested wisely in eternity. The choice is ours each day we wake up as to who we will serve; the Lord who loves us, or our selves, the world and the devil. Surrounding us all is a sea of people who need to see and receive God’s love and the Gospel message; will we take the time and effort to offer it to them? We will certainly not be taking our possessions or money into eternity, only the love we have given in faith to God and people. Let each of us on a daily basis spend time in Bible study and prayer so the Lord can give us our “marching orders” for the day, and then let the Holy Spirit guide us as we go about our business so we can “work while it is light”. Blessings!
Love in Christ,
Pastor Gary Houdek